Monday, June 16, 2008

Iraq takes a turn towards Tehran

By Sami Moubayed
Asia Times

"Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has suddenly started to play hard ball with Washington over the United States' long-term presence in Iraq. Torn between appeasing the US, which brought him to power, and pleasing his patrons and fellow Shi'ites in Tehran, Maliki is bowing to the latter, with ominous consequences....."

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